China is dissatisfied with the U.S. resolution that condemned China for violating U.S. sovereignty and making false claims about its intelligence collection campaigns.
China is dissatisfied with the resolution passed unanimously by the U.S. Congress that condemned China for violating U.S. sovereignty and making false claims about its intelligence collection campaigns.
China saw the resolution as political manipulation and exciting.
The U.S. shot down a balloon that was deemed to be part of a huge aerial surveillance program targeting more than 40 countries under the direction of the People's Liberation Army.
China's Defense Ministry refused a call from U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin following the downing of the balloon because the U.S. had not created the proper atmosphere for dialogue and exchange.
China has reserved the right to use necessary means to deal with similar situations in the future.
The U.S. claims that the balloon was capable of conducting signals intelligence collection and that its manufacturer has a direct relationship with China's military and is an approved vendor of the army.
The U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken cancelled a planned trip to Beijing after the incident, which has further tumbled bilateral relations to their lowest level in decades.